Murder for Choir (Glee Club, #1)

Murder for Choir (Glee Club, #1) Even As A Struggling Opera Singer, Paige Marshall Has Never Seen Anything Like The Cutthroat Competition Of The Prospect Glen High School Show Choir Coaching These Championship Hungry Students May Be Her Toughest Gig YetEspecially When Her Best Young Male Singer Is Suspected Of Killing The Arrogant Coach Of Prospect Glen S Fiercest Rival To Clear His Name, Paige Will Have To Sort Through A Chorus Of Suspects, And Go Note For Note With A Killer Who Wants Her Out Of The Spotlight For Good

I am a storyteller at heart I have performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area While I m happy to perform for an audience, I am equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use my experience from the stage to create compelling characters on the page I am the author of the Rebecca Robbins mystery series Minotaur Books

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Murder for Choir (Glee Club, #1)
  • Joelle Charbonneau
  • English
  • 03 July 2017
  • 9780425251379

10 thoughts on “Murder for Choir (Glee Club, #1)

  1. says:

    Ok, so I had no intention of reading this book since it screams Glee Bandwagon but a GR friend read it and liked it quite a bit, and since we have a lot of reading interests in common, I went ahead and bought it Then it sat on my TBR for quite some time while I procrastinated picking it up I ve finally read it and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised It was a very strong first in series.What I didn t like very short list Paige is a bit too much of a busybody throughout the book Just a little bit over the top I found myself than a few times thinking as I was reading, seriously you re an idiot and a bit arrogant to think you can do this better than the detective The murderer was obvious to me This is not a huge deal as it doesn t ruin the book for me at all, but for those that it matters to, this is not an overly tricky plot.Possible love triangle that if not resolved soon and to my satisfaction will irritate me into quitting the series.What I did like Great characters, very descriptively written I found it very easy to see these people in my head as I read along.I very much like the detective character and it looks like he s going to be fun to read about in future books.I also very much like Paige other than the busybody ness she s a hoot and I like her ability to give the kids as good as she gets from them.Killer was cracking me up by the end of the book And the aunt is the kind of aunt I d like to have a little odd, a lot of fun.I m looking forward to the next book, I hope it s as good or better than this one.

  2. says:

    New show choir director Paige Marshall has no idea what she is walking into when she works the summer choir camp Paige, a struggling opera singer, is not well received by the choir students at Prospect Glen High But before she has too much time to worry about it, she finds rival choir director, Greg Lucas, dead in the auditorium The main suspect is one of Paige s most promising male vocal students but she doesn t believe he committed the crime and sets out to clear his name She begins putting together a list of suspects including the victim s wife, his former best friend, and even the other teachers at the school The Paige digs into the murder, the it looks like the murder is trying to kill a second victim Paige With a police detective who runs hot and cold, a gay theater teacher, and her Aunt Millie and her stuffed dogs, Paige needs to find the murder before she ends up his next victim This was a fun book with a great cast of characters We have Paige who is a strong, determined woman, her Aunt Millie who is the top selling Mary Kay salesperson in the midwest, Detective Mike who can t make up his mind weather to arrest Paige or date her, and the sexy theater teacher who may or may not be gay Murder for Choir is a well written book that kept me guessing the identity of the muderer until the very end With a few fun music scenes, a few steamy romance scenes, and a whole lot of trouble, this was a fast faced book for the musical mystery fan.I give this book 3 1 2 stars out of 5.

  3. says:

    I didn t finish the book I gave up at the end of chapter 14 The heroine has been such an idiot despite repeated warnings from the police detective that the killer has come to the house of her 64 year old aunt, with whom she is staying, and attacked the dog mercifully the only living being in the house The aunt has just come home from spending all night at the vet s with the dog, the dog is still there, and the heroine realizes that this is her fault At this point on the grounds that the detective has to do things by the book she decides that she has to find the killer first.Even if this twit does find the killer or get found by him, which is likely , she ll probably have ruined any chance of prosecuting him She s also missing the obvious fact that the detective knows what he s doing, while she s running around like a chicken with its head cut off.Life is too short.

  4. says:

    Ms Charbonneau is a favorite author of mine to track This new debut novel was very good and I really enjoyed it A young Opera singer, Paige Marshall is living with her Aunt while trying to earn a living while awaiting being discovered The job is being an assistant coach of a school Show Choir.On Paige s first day at rehearsal, she stumbles upon the dead body of a rival school s leader To her shock, one of her students is the number one suspect Paige just knows this is wrong and sets out to discover the truth.The characters surrounding Paige are as varied and colorful as the most difficult aria and as complex an orchestration as can be heard.I enjoyed this book greatly and look forward to the next one.

  5. says:

    My first cozy mystery i read i love it Paige she is so stubborn funny young opera singer who is curiously wants to solve a murder case of Greg Lucas She started solving case because of eric which she does believe this student wasnt a murderer With the help of detective mike and co teacher devlyn, many people were possible a murderer including devlyn because of his ehem a secret Which revealed to the end part hehehehe I will definitely recommend this good book, its so funny, fast phase scenario and full of puzzle.

  6. says:

    Very suspenseful, what an ending

  7. says:

    First in a series and a new to me author, this A Glee Club Mystery seems like a Glee TV show spin off Paige Marshall is an aspiring Opera singer who has landed home between professional gigs and is currently teaching a high school competitive show choir The atmosphere is cutthroat among the teaching staff and the students, eventually the pressure blows and someone ends up dead Paige discovers the body and puts herself squarely in the sights of a killer Fans of the TV show will pro

  8. says:

    It s been a while since I ve read a straight mystery, and it was fun to get back into the genre The setting of high school show choir was definitely a big plus I can both relate, and am endlessly amused by the absurdities of that world.The actual mystery is painfully obvious I figured it out before the halfway point p 135 and never wavered from my conviction But because of the fun setting, fun characters, and Charbonneau s compelling writing style, I didn t mind, and enjoyed reading the entire book.

  9. says:

    Murder for Choir by Joelle CharbonneauRelease Date July 3rd, 2012Publisher Berkley Prime Penguin Page Count 294Source From JKS Communications, as part of the Murder for Choir book tourThis glee competition is killer Even as a struggling opera singer, Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High School show choir As their new coach, she s getting an icy reception from championship hungry students who doubt she can take them to a first place victory Toughing this gig out may prove harder than scoring her big break Especially now that her best young male singer is suspected of killing the arrogant coach of Prospect Glen s fiercest rival choir For Paige to clear his name, she ll have to sort through a chorus of suspects and go note for note with a killer who ll do anything to knock her out of the spotlight for goodWhat Stephanie Thinks The competition between show choirs is fierce, but Paige s struggle to fit in at her new teaching position while juggling a murder mystery of which she discovered the corpse just her luck even fiercer in Murder for Choir For the most part, Charbonneau s first of the Glee Club mysteries is an amusing, fast paced read I love cozy mysteries, and found Paige s opera background and the Prospect Glen High s community to be a fresh, yet very realistic setting Paige never asked for any of it All she wanted was a temporary job that would earn her enough to support her performer lifestyle Her talent is renown so what s she doing as an assistant choral director for snooty high school kids Charbonneau wonderfully portrays the intimidation and desire for acceptance through Paige s relatively unworldly and clumsy eyes While much of the interactions seem a bit exaggerated I m IN school, and have never encountered such rudeness that Paige deals with among her students , they do a good job at making her feel small, unwelcome Add the murder of her rival director, an ill stream fate, and dose of curiosity not to mention, hardheadedness , and yes, it might just be enough to do her over The book moves very quickly and never gets boring that s what I love Paige s klutziness is adorable and her humor sharp readers will enjoy her fresh, strong willed perspective What I didn t favor so much was the mystery plot itself Right off the bat, numerous suspects are listed as Paige has the tendency to butt into situations, including murder cases, that she is instructed to stay away from Each character Paige meets is looked at with suspicion, which doesn t leave much of a surprise nor bang at the end, when the perpetrator is finally caught I know Charbonneau probably did this to confuse the reader and expand the pond of potential killers, but to me, it just made the conclusion dull I like to be caught off guard, even with cozy mysteries Murder for Choir is a fun, well written story, but the ending just isn t worthwhile I don t have much to complain about regarding the writing Charbonneau s style is acute, clever, and though a bit choppy, pleasantly straightforward However, I didn t care for the structure of the book it s too messy All the events pass as a blur and none stand out significantly because the author crams too much into 294 pages Paige attempts to solve anything and know everything, which in itself isn t a bad thing, but it does jumble the story a bit I didn t like the inclusion of romance in this one either Normally, I m all for romance, but because there is no one prospect Paige is attracted to or attempts to pursue, it just adds on to the confusion If her love interest was actually clear, it would have topped off Murder for Choir better Heck, even if it had been expunged, and the mystery aspect of the book improved, Murder for Choir might have been better There s a lot I m criticizing here, but I m just being picky, just recording the equation for my own ideal romantic cozy mystery grin Despite my little disapprovals, Murder for Choir is light, witty book that I often found myself getting immersed in Combining endless action with plenty of speculation, it s a crisp, modern murder mystery with a fearless heroine and a satisfying though predictable ending Stephanie Loves Aunt Millie hoisted herself off her chair Devlyn, would you like to join us I m making spaghetti and meatballs.I psychically sent Devlyn a message Run Save yourself That sounds great Thank you Either my psychic powers sucked or Devlyn was a glutton for punishment hilarious Radical Rating 7 hearts Not without flaws, but overall enjoyable.

  10. says:

    This review was originally posted on my blog on 29th July 2012, hereThe stage is setThis novel was a great read It was enjoyable and entertaining and gripping and it was honestly just one book that I found myself really liking It was easy to read and the tension and mystery built throughout it which helped to keep me really interested in what was going on Joelle has a way with words and I am now really looking forward to carrying on this series and also reading of her work This is a novel that I would quite easily recommend to other readers, especially those who love crime and mystery books.The performers take their positionsIf there was one thing that I really loved about this novel it was the characters Paige was such a strong yet believable character She had her weaknesses and her limits and she understood them and I know that some characters usually just don t She was driven and stubborn yet protective and curious and just friendly She was always looking out for those she cared about, always trying to find loopholes She was a great protagonist and really helped to make the story interesting and entertaining Which you know, is the key to most stories, isn t it My second favourite character in this book would have to be Mike With the way he looks at Paige, that quirky smile and just the way he felt so realistic and brilliant was enough for me There was one moment in the book where I just felt a little, oh really Umm no But it was quickly over and didn t change my entire opinion on him which was good He was an entertaining character who helped to take away from the seriousness of the book Aunt Millie was another fun character who was really helpful with advice though not quite the romantic advice and was just brilliant with her pink covered everything and her little dog who hates everyone.The concert gets under wayThe plot of this book was incredible It kept you guessing throughout the book as to what had actually happened You were only ever given small details, never enough to put the whole entire thing together It was fast paced and really managed to keep the reader guessing Even during the sub plot parts of the novel, mentions of the on going crime investigation crop up and become examined and it is this which helps to make this book enjoyable, in my opinion It allowed the author to include dynamic relationships and scenes that seemed to be of no consequence which made the book fun and entertaining.It is clear that Joelle is a brilliant and talented writer and simply has a way of keeping the reader interested This book never gets too serious as there is always something funny awaiting around the corner to keep you on your toes She gives enough tension throughout the book and just manages to keep the flow of the book brilliantly I loved the mystery of it and how it finally came to light as to who the murderer was I did guess towards the end but it didn t occur to me for some time but maybe someone who has read crime novels would have figured it out sooner, who knows but when I worked it out I wasn t annoyed that I knew before Paige, I was just that much involved I urged her to take the right turn, to come to the right conclusion and to solve the murder that had turned her life upside down.The curtain lowersOverall this is a novel that was thoroughly entertaining It was full of mystery and tension and left me feeling glad that I had picked it up I am definitely looking forward to reading about Paige and the other characters and knowing what else is going to happen I liked the setting of the choir and how all of that rolled together I think it really helped to make the book even interesting I would recommend this book to anyone who likes crime novels and to anyone who likes everything glee club It is directed at a mature audience but I would say that older teens would definitely still enjoy this novel as much as I did I hope

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